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Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday – June 16th

 

Dear OLPH Family and Friends,

Today brings us to a Sunday in Ordinary Time, but we don’t use green vestments this Sunday or next.  The Easter season is followed by two doctrinal feasts: the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  We should look at these two Solemnities as continued reflections of the Easter celebration.  Those who were baptized at Easter were baptized into the life of the Trinity and initiated into the Eucharistic meal that sustains us in living out our baptismal commitment.

We really can’t explain the mystery of the Trinity but that is not the point of this amazing tenet of faith.  We are called to enter into the very life of the Trinity, to share in the eternal love that flows within this primary community of persons we call Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  God became human so that humans could become divine.  That does not mean that we actually become God, but it does mean that we share God’s life and love.

Wisdom speaks of being present at creation.   Tradition has seen Christ as the wisdom of God.   The Christ was present at creation and Paul says Christ will be “all in all” (1Cor. 15:28) at the end of time.  As Christ is both human and divine, so we humans are called to share divine life.   Jesus is the incarnation of the Christ, the model for all of us to follow in order to share fully the divine life of love.

Today we pray in a special way for all of our fathers, both living and deceased.  May we all grow in those qualities that lead us to our Heavenly Father!   Peace and blessings!

Fr. Ron Buchmiller